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Happy 50th Birthday, Amelia Bedelia!

On this day in 1963–September 25–the very first Amelia Bedelia book was published! It’s been 50 wonderful, hilarious years with our beloved literal-minded housekeeper!

Today, we take a look back in time with some of our favorite treasures from the Amelia Bedelia archives!

Peggy Parish’s note when she sent the original Amelia Bedelia manuscript

 

Susan Hirschman’s reader’s report on the original Amelia Bedelia manuscript

 

Peggy Parish’s letter when she sent a revision of the second Amelia Bedelia book

 

Peggy Parish’s letter when she sent another revision of the second Amelia Bedelia book, with notes from Susan Hirschman

 

A letter to Fritz Siebel when he was sent the press pages for AMELIA BEDELIA AND THE SURPRISE SHOWER

 

Wallace Tripp’s first letter about his Amelia Bedelia sketch

 

A letter to Peggy Parish about Wallace Tripp’s sketch of Amelia Bedelia

 

Wallace Tripp’s note about his revised Amelia Bedelia sketch

 

A letter to Wallace Tripp about his sketch for Amelia Bedelia

 

A note to celebrate the publication of COME BACK, AMELIA BEDELIA

 

Even Peggy Parish didn’t get it all perfect on the first try!

One Comment

  1. mwt says:

    Oh! Oh! Miss Susan Carr! I know her!

    :)

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